Letter to Parents from Superintendent David Halloran

April 8, 2020

 

Dear students, parents and guardians,

As many of you are already aware, Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the closure of schools in New York State through Wednesday April 29th, in the government’s continued efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

Here in Gloversville, the 4th quarter will now consist, at least in part, of remote instruction aligned to standards and skills specific to grade level expectations or individual secondary credit bearing courses.

The educational experiences your children are tasked with completing remotely indeed matter, and their effort and competency will be measured and recorded. Guidance will be forthcoming on exactly how that will unfold.

We fully understand that not every parent or guardian has the means, or necessarily the time, to play an active role in facilitating your child’s continuing education during this disruption, but we highly recommend that parents and guardians do all they can on their end to make educational engagement and remote learning a high priority for children.  Please reach out to us, if you need assistance. We will do our best to accommodate.

This crisis has created a great deal of grief, hardship and stress for countless American families. The shuttering of schools has also created an opportunity for students to become more responsible, independent learners. I suggest all of our students, especially those in middle and high school, seize this moment and take control of their educational future. Create solid work habits now that will carry you into the next chapter of your life.

 

Stay healthy and stay engaged in your coursework.

Sincerely

David Halloran

Letter to Parents (PDF)

 

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